Thursday, 31 March 2011

#128 Chicken Poo

The first clean out of the chicken house tonight, I think it freaked them out a bit but they have all new fresh bedding, i'm sure they don't care either way but it smells a little sweeter. I couldn't resist a poo painting, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

#127 Pot Rim

This a tiny painting of the top of a really old pot that we have a living stone (lithops) in. I like the little fish stamp just before the makers name - Sankey, they don't make 'em like that anymore!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

#126 Watermelon Skin

It is shopping night tonight and this was the best thing to paint a detail from, so I painted it. Yep, sometimes it can be that simple.

Monday, 28 March 2011

#125 Mot Certificate

I would love to know if anyone else has ever painted thier MOT certificate, actually I have painted both the MOT and service reciept. Interesting aren't I? That might be why I lost two twitter followers today....

Sunday, 27 March 2011

#124 Bark

This is some bark peeled from a tree stump that we use as a seat at the allottment. I am as as surprised as you that I haven't painted anything chicken related.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

#123 Chicken Wing

Today is chicken day! Three brown hens are currently slightly bewlildered and living in a little house in our back garden. This is one of thier feather tips against their sawdust bedding.

Friday, 25 March 2011

#122 Pumpkin seed packet

When I started this painting I thought we were going to grow pumpkins this year, alas we are not these were acidentally stolen during a seed swap. I was going to tempt you with a painting later on this year of the pumpkin fully grown. But now I'm not going to, we are growing butternut squash which is good because we actually eat those.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

#121 Maraca Beads

I have painted the Maraca that these beads are strung onto before so it was good to revisit them. It does make me want to paint a whole series of them, maybe one day.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

#120 Birthday Wrapping Paper

Happy Birthday to my youngest nephew Zachary! This was the paper his presents were wrapped in, It says happy birthday to you . but you knew that didn't you.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

#119 Blossom on Orange Chair

The eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted that we quite like the colour orange here at 'Daily Mansion' this is one of our orange chairs from the back garden, they match the orange shed door and orange trugs (do I sound strange yet? I do hope so!). Aaaanyway I noticed the blossom on the road this morning when I left for work looking like someone had gone down the road with a big white marker and blobbed little blobs of white all over everything. Imagine my delight when I got home form work this evening and pop into the back garden to see the same person had blobbed little white blobs all over the back garden too. So here I am blobbing little white blobs on my painting.

Monday, 21 March 2011

#118 Printing and a Shadow on a Box

Not much I can say about today's painting; it is a cardboard box that sits next to where I paint in the studio. The shadows are form two drawing boards, the printing is theVirgin wines logo and the lines around my signature are the symbol for glass. I'm afraid I can't remember (or never knew..) what the little scuff is in the middle left, but it doesn't stop the box doing what it does, which is store a load of frames safely for me.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

#117 Leeks

I cant believe it but we are actually on top of the allottment, so far, this year. I dug the bean trench this morning and we picked the last of the leeks.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

#116 Scouring Sponge

Finished cleaning the kitchen then went up to the studio to paint. And if you were wondering this is my favourite colourway for these types of sponges.

Friday, 18 March 2011

#115 Red Nose

I have made this lovely juicy painting of the rear of a red nose, you know, the bit you put your nose in. I am listing this on ebay, just like the old days, with a very inexpensive (cheap) starting price of 99p which is 1 p cheaper than the red nose itself so, go on have a bid. Click here to bid, go on bid.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

#114 Catkins

 I have been in the garden this afternoon, doing very exciting work preparing for the arrival of chickens. Which is not far away now that we have a chicken coop securely(ish) sited in the back garden. This sprig of catkins is from the tree we were working underneath this afternoon, and yes that is the only link to chickens.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

#113 Red Cabbage

Spotted this staring at me in the kitchen and had to paint it. I'm not sure at what point I got carried away with purple and white paint and started to ignore the red cabbage itself, but it was fun.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

#112 Rocky Road

Whoever the genius was who first swept the floor of his biscuit and sweet factory and created the 'Rocky Road' should get a medal. mmmm rocky road.....

Monday, 14 March 2011

#111 Shot glass

This is a little shot glass that has found it's way into the studio, no not with vodka in, but with the forsythia sprig I painted a few days ago, the red is a reflection from another painting.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

#110 Victoria Sponge Top

I am planning on making it my lifes work to succesfully depict the dusted sugar on top of a sponge cake using oil paint.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

#109 Burger Bun

I liked the way this 'tongue' of rocket (roquette?) was lolling out of the bun.

Friday, 11 March 2011

#108 Shopping Bag

Not just any bag this is an official CCP shopping bag. I had a 'lively' afternoon with the young people at the CCP school where we made a four feet square group collage of the logo you see on the bag here using 110 details done by the staff me and the young people.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

#107 Gilt Frame

I have had a lovely couple of days this week hanging the Horse in Art show working with Sophie and Bruce from Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and m'colleague Mark. There is a great variety of horse based paintings, sculptures, prints, films, objects so it isn't as twee as you might at first think! I'm no big horse fan (I think it's legal for me to say that living in Cheltenham!) but it is a good little show. I wrote the artists name down who painted this picture of three horses with jockeys but left it at work, will update tomorrow, lose a point Daniel. Get along to the Summerfield Gallery if you like horses or art, if you don't like either what are you doing looking at my blog!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

#106 Toy Horse

I have been hanging the 'Horse in Art: Fine Form'  show this week at work. Being surrounded by horses in art I felt I should create another one, actually this toy horse was already 'in art' because I painted in on Cheltenham Gold cup day in year one .

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

#105 Pancake

I could eat pancakes all evening, except there aren't enough holes on my belt. Lemon curd and/or lemon juice mmmmmmm, or chocolate spread mmmmmmm, or hot orange sauce mmm or, or, or...

Monday, 7 March 2011

#104 Spatula

How exciting, our new orange silicone spatula arrived today, 'not exciting' you say? oh.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

#102 Shampoo

I washed my hair today, to be honest thats pretty much all I've done, well apart from paint this, eat some stuff, drink some stuff, some other stuff humans do. Just nothing very useful.

Friday, 4 March 2011

#101 Brush Shadows

As nobody even tried guessing (serious guesses anyway!) the last time I painted a shadow of something and didn't say what it was. This time I am just going to tell you. It's brushes.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

#100 Palette

Even though I tweeted that it was day #100 of year three today I completely forgot when it came to painting it. Luckilly I have painted this painting of paint. My eye was caught by this patch of bright green paint on my palette and then found myself painting it. Painters painting paint. great.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

#099 Another shoe

This time it's one of Debbie's shoes.  I can't stop painting brown paintings, help me....

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

#098 Shoe

I'm not a shoe obsessive, like some people!, but I can see how it happens. This is a detail of my favourite 'grown up' shoes. I mostly wear trainers due to my job but I suppose there is no need to not dress up just because your an art technician. After all Leonardo da Vinci said he had to wear his dirtiest clothes to sculpt in but he could don his 'finest cloth' whilst painting. I would have ruined some fine cloth if I had followed that example so, maybe I should stick with jeans and trainers and keep these for interviews and private views...